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UEA 'Excellence in Teaching' Awards

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2018 Award winners to be announced in April

The 2018 UEA/doTERRA Excellence in Teaching Award winners will be honored during the KeyBank Superstars in Education banquet on May 18 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Winning educators each receive $1,500 courtesy of doTERRA, a video profile courtesy of KUED, and recognition at the banquet. To reserve a seat at the Superstars in Education banquet, contact Meg Tanner,, 801-417-0231.

About the Awards

The Excellence in Teaching Awards are presented each year to Utah public school teachers whose efforts in the classroom have significantly impacted the life of an individual child or group of children.


Nominations are accepted for licensed educators who are currently working in a Utah public school.


A selection committee that includes previous award winners will review nominations following the nomination deadline.


Winners of the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Awards have been selected. KUED will film winners for their video profile in early 2018. Awards will be presented at the KeyBank Superstars in Education banquet in May 2018. Nomination information for the 2019 awards will be posted here prior to the due in December 2018. 


  • Nominee must be a licensed educator who currently works in a Utah public school.
  • Those nominating must use the official online nomination form or a printed nomination form (PDF).
  • If submitting a paper nomination, please use no more than one typewritten page stapled to the nomination form. If submitting online, use 1,000 words or less, as instructed.
  • If you have questions, contact Mike Kelley, (801) 266-4461, ext. 101,

Previous Winners

In 2017, 10 educators each received a $1,500 cash award courtesy of doTERRA. The 2017 awards were presented at the KeyBank Superstars in Education celebration on May 19, at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper.